Joyce Prynne Johnson Barbour died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Anderson, SC. Joyce was born February 11, 1930 in Johnston County, NC, to Paul and Esther Johnson. She graduated from the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, in Greensboro, NC. On August 9, 1952, she married J. Chester Barbour, Jr. Two children, Jim and Beth, were born to this union. She taught science at Smithfield High School in the 1960s and 70s.
Joyce is survived by children, Jim Barbour and his wife, Nancy, of Morris, MN, and Beth Funderburke and her husband, Randy, of Anderson, SC and grandson, Will Funderburke and his wife, Lauren, of Cleveland, TN. She is also survived by sister, Betty Lee Whitley, and sister-in-law Rachel Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet, in 1998.
A memorial service will be held at Hopewell Free Will Baptist Church, 5835 Black Creek Road, Smithfield, on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 am. The family requests memorials to Hopewell Free Will Baptist Church.